Monday 18 December 2017

Candidates galore come to ask for Wexford votes

European election candidates are on the campaign trail, meeting and greeting prospective voters in Wexford.

Sitting Ireland South MEP Phil Prendergast of the Labour Party carried out town-centre canvasses in New Ross, Wexford town, Enniscorthy and Gorey.

During the whistle-stop visit, she said her chief focus is jobs.

'Even though there has been recent positive news such as the expansion of Eishtec, it's crucial that the Government and the IDA ensure Wexford receives its fair share of job announcements,' she said.

'Wexford has not received the same good news as Dublin and if elected as your candidate, I will continue to fight for jobs to prevent more young from emigrating.'

Green Party candidate Grace O' Sullivan, a former surf champion and Greenpeace activist, paid a whirlwind visit to Wexford town.

She was joined on the election trail by former Green Party leader Trevor Sargent and local members of the party including Cllr. Danny Forde.

Grace went for a walk on the quayfront and was introduced to local business people including the owner of the Blue Egg Gallery Mary Gallagher; Tony White of Whites for Music and Ger Colfer of the Only Natural health food store.

She paid a visit to the Bullring Market where she met traders Howard Kelly, Una Goan, Alan Kennedy and Aine Donovan.

Grace discussed the state of the arts in Wexford with Elizabeth White, CEO of the Arts Centre and went to Wexford Opera House where she spoke to staff.

She talked to stall-holders in Wexford Farmers Market and also called to Glenbrook estate to chat to residents.

Fianna Fail candidate Kieran Hartley, a well-known anti-pylon campaigner from Waterford canvassed on the streets of Gorey last Friday following a visit to the Loch Garman Arms where he met party workers.

Fine Gael candidate Simon Harris, T.D. has visited the county four times in a fortnight.

Last Saturday, he met Wexford and Wicklow farmers at Carnew Mart before canvassing in Gorey and Enniscorthy.

Wexford People

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